Kilts arent a Scottish invention, no matter what you might think. They originally came from France.
Coney Island isnt an island.
Michael J. Foxs middle name is Andrew.
The Pennsylvania Dutch arent Dutchtheyre German.
The silkworm isnt a wormits a caterpillar.
Picasso wasnt the artists real name. His real name was Pablo Diego Josť Francisco do Paula Juan Nepomuceno Cipriano de la Santissima Trinidad. Picasso was his mothers name.
Sugarplums, often mentioned around the holidays, arent plums. Theyre hard candy.
Noon isnt supposed to be 12 oclock. Noon comes from the Latin word nona, which means the ninth hour after sunrise (about 3 p.m.).
Most people incorrectly believe bees are solely responsible for fertilizing flowers, but actually flies (60,000 species of them) fertilize 80% of all flowers.
Elephants dont actually eat peanuts in the wild. They have to be taught to like them.
The sound you hear when you hold a seashell to your ear isnt coming from the shell. The sound is that of the blood coursing through your ear.
Boston College isnt in Boston. Its in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
A horned toad isnt a toad. Its a lizard.
Two-by-fours dont measure two inches by four inches. Rather, they're 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
Despite what youve heard, smokers dont have "nicotine-stained" fingers. Actually, nicotine is colorless. Tar is the real culprit.
The pineapple has nothing to do with pines or apples. Theyre actually a berry.
"We dont need no stinking badges," was never uttered in the film, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, no matter how often you hear it misquoted that way. The line was, "Badges? We aint got no badges. We dont need no badges. I dont have to show you any stinking badges."
For the Dutch, Rice Krispies dont "snap, crackle, pop." Instead, its "pif, paf, pof."
Karl Marx, the founder of Russian Communism, was never in Russia in his life.
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